The following appeared in the VFW Dispatch for October, which you should all have received via email, however there seems to be some concern over how well informed we are about the process of PACT Act claims, and some scams that are appearing, so it bears repeating:
PACT Act claim sharks are targeting veterans at unprecidented rates. If you’ve been on social media or checked your email inbox recently, you’ve no doubt received countless solicitations from law firms or agencies advertising their assistance with your VA claim in the wake of the PACT Act.
From our National Veterans Service experts, here are some important things to remember:
NEVER pay for claims assistance. Presumptive claims are straightforward and can easily be handled by any VA-accredited claims representative.
File a claim for any PACT Act conditions. Contact a VFW Accredited Service Officer today to discuss the PACT Act and what it means for you.
Hold off on committing to a Camp Lejeune lawsuit until VA publishes how the offset will affect your settlement and benefits.
If you’ve been fighting for years, you may think a PACT Act claim will be complicated. Good news: Presumptive claims are some of the simplest claims because VA is conceding that your illness happened because you went somewhere bad.
Stay up-to-date with the PACT Act and what it means for your claim by visiting PACTActlnfo.org.